39th National Hockey League All-Star Game

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39th NHL All-Star Game
1988 All-Star Game.gif
1 2 3 OT Total
Wales 1 3 1 1 6
Campbell 2 1 2 0 5
Date February 9, 1988
Arena St. Louis Arena
City St. Louis
MVP Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh)
Attendance 17,878
← 1986 1989 →

The 39th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held in the St. Louis Arena in St. Louis, Missouri, home to the St. Louis Blues, on February 9, 1988.

Lemieux makes his mark[edit]

Pittsburgh Penguins' centremen Mario Lemieux recorded six points (3–3–6) and scored the game-winner in overtime to lead the Wales Conference to a thrilling 6–5 victory. Lemieux's six points broke the previous record for most points in an All-Star Game, which was previously held by six players (four points). Montreal Canadiens' leftwinger Mats Naslund earned an assist on all three of Lemieux's goals and added two more to set an All-Star Game record with five assists.

Team rosters[edit]

Campbell Conference Wales Conference
Head coach Canada Glen Sather (Edmonton Oilers) Canada Mike Keenan (Philadelphia Flyers)
Honorary captain Canada Bob Plager[1]
Canada Al Arbour
Lineup Starting lineup:


Starting lineup:


Game summary[edit]

Campbell Conference Wales Conference
Final score 5 6 (OT)
First period
  • Hawerchuk (Bellows, Nieuwendyk) 3:25
  • Gretzky (Probert) 18:46
  • Sandstrom (Lemieux, Naslund) 14:45
  • Potvin, holding 10:11
Second period
  • Robitaille (Savard, Lowe) 15:09
  • Gartner (Lemieux) 4:28
  • Stastny (Lemieux, Naslund) 10:08 (PPG)
  • Lemieux (Naslund) 11:34
  • McCrimmon, tripping 8:47
  • LaFontaine, tripping 7:27
Third period
  • Savard (Robitaille, Anderson) 5:19
  • Robitaille (Anderson, Savard) 16:28
  • Lemieux (Naslund, Dineen) 8:07
  • Bellows, hooking 2:53
First overtime
  • Lemieux (Naslund, Dineen) 1:08 (GWG)
Shots on goal 14–6–10–0–30 9–13–12–1–35
Win/Loss L - Mike Vernon W - Patrick Roy


  • ^1 Bob Plager's brother, Barclay Plager, was also named honorary captain, but he died three days before the All-Star Game from a brain hemorrhage due to his battle brain tumour on February 6. A moment of silence in his honor occurred before the start of the game.

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